KROC Holi-daze Kidz Bazaar | January 2

Thursday January 2, take your family to the Holi-daze Kidz Bazaar and enjoy interactive activities during the extended holiday break. Open special vacation hours for you and your child can take part in activities like "You Craft It" workshop, "Dance, Dance December" and even fun videogaming at Game Central.


This event will be held at The Salvation Army Kroc Community Center (650 Dudley Street

Dorchester, MA 02125) between the hours of 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
All members are free and non member can join in the fun for only & $5
For more info: Call 617.318.6900

New Year's Noisemakers | December 30 & 31

Monday, December 30 – Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 10 am, the Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library (500 Columbia Rd Dorchester, MA 02121) would like to invite the community to create New Years noise makers to celebrate the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014.
For more information on this event please contact Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library at 6172650139.

Kids visit for FREE Franklin Park Zoo | January 4 & 5

Saturday and Sunday, January 4 and 5, join Franklin Park Zoo as they kick off a New Year of fun and adventure! All kids will receive free admission, when accompanied by a paying adult, to Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo (this promotion does not include the event Zoolights at Stone Zoo).
It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend a memorable day with family and friends while discovering all of the incredible animals at each Zoo.
For more information on this event please visit Franklin Park Zoo

Be a Veterinarian | January 25

Saturday, January 4 between 11am and 3pm, children of all ages are welcomee to enjoy activities during "Be a Veterinarian" this weeks theme "the importance of healthy diets".
Children will meet a zoo new england care expert & learn about caring for animals at the zoo. Also bring a stuffed animal togive them a checkup! , story time, facts, and more!
This event will be held at the:
                      Franklin Park Zoo  
                One Franklin Park Road

Timeless Classic Nutcracker | December 20-22

Friday through Sunday, December 20th through 22nd
Come discover the magic and excitement of the Nutcracker
Performance Times: Doors open 30 minutes before showtime
Friday, December 20th @7pm
Saturday, December 21st @ 2pm and 6pm
Sunday, December 22nd @ 2pm and 5:30pm 
For tickets call 617-354-7467 or 
Happening at The Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Rd


Grove Hall Tree Lighting and Celebration | December 19

Join in for the tree lighting Thursday, December 19, 5 PM, at Unity Plaza at the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Washington Street. Continue the celebration and fun at the Grove Hall Branch.
Sponsored by:
Greater Grove Hall Main Streets, Project Right, Inc.,  Grove Hall Neighborhood Development Corporation, Touch 106.1, GotSole, One United Bank, Narman Construction, City of Boston Office Business Development, Watson’s Health and Sports Rehab, and Zoo New England.
For more information contact or visit the Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library (41 Geneva Ave, ) or call 617.427.3337

Celebrate at the JFK Library | December 27

Friday, December 27 at 10:30am, the Stephen E. Smith Center at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will present  Mr. Punch’s Christmas Carol at the the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre. The beautifully crafted puppets will tell the tale of the man who hated Christmas and put profits before people. Outrageous holiday hilarity with ghosts, giggles, geese and Tiny Tim too!
This event is free and is open to family audiences and children 5 and older
To make a reservation for this event please call 617.514.1644
For more information on this event please feel free to visit

Holiday Trunk Party | December 23

See some old friends, sip a glass of wine and finish your shopping.
Join us Tuesday, December 23 between 7pm-9pm for a Holiday Shopping Party at:
Boston Winery
26 Ericsson Street
Dorchester MA
                             7pm – 9pm
Arbonne – Michelle Lenaghan
A Z Fine Arts – Peter Ziegelman
Barefoot Books – Liz Hughes
Boston Winery
Cigar Factory – Marcia Weaver
Dasken Designs – Liza Ableson
From the Heart – Chris Nardone
Hoist Away Bags – Laura Cleminson
It Works Global – Dalis Santon

A Christmas Concert Experience | December 20

Friday December 20 at 7pm Saint Gregory's Church (2223 Dorchester Ave Dorchester, Ma) will host: A Christmas Concert Experience”

The upcoming program is more than just a concert—it is a chance to reconnect with faith.  It is their hope that folks will invite their family members, co-workers and friends to join in this event. A reception will follow in the Auditorium immediately after the concert.

"If you can only attend one event during Advent/Christmas, this is the one that you, your children and your parents will all enjoy."

Tickets are available for purchase at the rectory, Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM,  or by going to www.STGREGORYDEC20.BPT.M
TICKET PRICES:  Adults $20, Children $10 (under 12 years old).

Snowflake Crafty Afternoon | December 18

Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 3 – 4pm, The Boston Public Library Grove Hall Branch would like to invite you to decorate the library with fun snowflakes and garlands to celebrate winter. Join us and make cool designs to decorate inside and outside too!
The fun will be located in the Children's Activity Room of the:
Grove Hall Public Library
41 Geneva Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
This event is free and open to the public
For more information contact the Grove hall Branch Library at 617-427-3337
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